Sony has no plans to launch PS Vita TV in US, Europe

Andrew House says streaming device not planned for release in Western markets, at least not yet; could support PS3 and PS4 streaming.

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Sony has no plans to release its newly announced PlayStation Vita TV streaming device in the United States or Europe, at least not yet, president and group CEO Andrew House has said.

According to a report from Nikkei's Tech On blog, House told a group of journalists following Sony's pre-Tokyo Game Show event this week that the PS Vita TV will be released first in Asian markets, including Japan, China, and South Korea.

Western markets will be left out, though no rationale was provided.

Also in the interview, House said the Gaikai-powered streaming service in the works for the PlayStation 4 could "technically" be supported on the PS Vita TV.

"Therefore, SCE is considering providing PS3 games to the PS Vita TV by using the service in the future," House said.

The Apple TV-style device measures 6.5x10.5cm and connects to a television, with slots for players to insert their PS Vita game cards. The hardware will also beam games remotely to other televisions within the home, as well as work in conjunction with streaming video services such as Hulu.

The PS Vita TV will allow owners to play PSP, original PlayStation, and PS Vita games directly on their televisions. The system will also work with the PlayStation 4's Remote Play feature.

The device will launch in Japan on November 14 for ¥9,480 (around $95) and will also be available in a bundle that includes a PS Vita TV, a DualShock 3 controller, and an 8GB Vita Memory Card.

Earlier this week, Sony published a full list of supported titles for the PS Vita TV.

Discussion

557 comments
tightwad34
tightwad34

Absolutely do not give a shit especially if it involves watching TV on a tiny screen.

WiiUxboxOnefan
WiiUxboxOnefan

Nobody wants ps vita games in the first place. Why make it so you can play them on the telly?

bi0hazard187949
bi0hazard187949

Couldn't people just order one from Japan via Internet? 

StonerDemon
StonerDemon

This makes absolute sense. How many tv-stream-oh-whatever devices are currently on shelves in the US or EU? First thing Sony must do is to "work" the Vita brand, and they're doing it. Then they will concentrate on the brand's complete product line.

UNCStriker88
UNCStriker88

Ha, sucks you already bought that PS4, now you see the true side of Sony!

Dictatroll
Dictatroll

Lol, Xbots having the time of their lives in here.

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

WOW Sony haters are TRYING so hard to spin this to make it seem that Sony is dissing us....

The West has plenty of Apple, Roku, ... devices.  Sony is testing this device out in Asia first where it still has a Name that people respond to. Fix a few bugs add some more services with it and sell it in the US if they think it will be a hit. 

What everyone is having a cow about is beyond me.

o0J_Lyrix0o
o0J_Lyrix0o

LMFAO if this was an xbox one article all the sony fanboys would be all over it.....talking pure shit!! but of course when it has to do with sony they just shrug it off!!!

daabulls23
daabulls23

Well, that's a kick in the pants.

Snakepond1
Snakepond1

I love my vita even if there's not many AAA games I want to play in it. But, this vita TV is stupid.

franzito
franzito

What a bummer... to play your handheld as a controller and watch on TV is a thing to dream about.

leeko_link
leeko_link

PS Vita TV = Sony's version of the Sega Channel, well at least it'll support more than one platform.

Blazen702
Blazen702

Streaming ps4 games on all my tv's was actually a great idea but now that its not an option the X1 beats it with features and games. No reason to get a PS4 for atleast 2 years. X1 preordered.

NikIvRu
NikIvRu

Delay PS4 in Japan and release it in USA/Europe, BUT don't launch PS Vita TV in USA/Europe... dafuq?!?

tightwad34
tightwad34

Good thing regular ole' TV that's been around long before I was born still works just fine. Not like I was planning on getting this anyway.

vscott453
vscott453

This is happening all over again. What is amazing is how people quicking shutdown any evidence and proof to what sony does. But no this generation, ALL HAIL SONY. It was a matter of time when people realize that they aren't the holy grail. Sony ALWAYS had a knack for saying oh yea we can do this, but either A. take it away, or b. don't do what they say. 


In the end its all about the games. And I wish people wake up to this. You hate microsoft. At least they are honest. Sony....pft. My relationship with sony is a "see it to believe it" bases. And even then I will be cautious.

tightwad34
tightwad34

Ha ha, nevermind. I thought it meant you could watch TV on your Vita. They really should name it something else. I do like the idea of being able to play your Vita on a TV, but this should have already been happening at least a couple of years back with technology advancing as fast as it is.

DrizztDark
DrizztDark

Huh? People are buying ps4s for the sole reason of getting a ps vita tv streaming device? Are you smoking crack? Not to mention ps4 is launching first in the us nub scrub

HapiJoel
HapiJoel

@Blazen702 How is that not an option?

"The system will also work with the PlayStation 4's Remote Play feature."

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

@NikIvRu Because the west has many devices and this may not sell well enough here.  It may entice more people people in Asia, so they will sell it there first. 

arqe
arqe

@tightwad34 Also what happened to those people were crying about "100$ is EVERYTHING".

That 100$ was holding people back ( or they were saying it just because they are retarded )

Yet now everyone got more than ONE 40" - 50" TV at their houses and crying over a device that is not coming to their country.100$ in main country and probably 150$ with taxes and everything somewhere else ( if they ever release )

But i know the story. When it comes to Sony money doesnt matter. They gonna milk you anyway.

LS-Chaos
LS-Chaos

You complain a lot LOL

I guess you have your reasons, for me though Sony has delivered on more than the occasion, which is why I and I assume other people trust them and will buy the PS4. Microsoft on the other hand, I paid for XBL for 4 years and they will have to do something really impressive other than Kinect and TV to get me back, though I'm sure ill buy their console eventually either way, cheap preowned one if that's how it has to be.

Like you said, it's a about the games!!

On the subject, I'm sure PS Vita TV will expand if it succeeds, of not then it probably wasn't worth it, saved us some money.

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

@vscott453  

Lol this is a article twisted a bit. 

Sony typically tests it's products in the japan/asian region before western release.

That is all they are doing.

Leave it to Eddie to spin it to make it sound horrible.

UNCStriker88
UNCStriker88

@DrizztDark I understand that when you feel uncomfortable and have nothing to say then you blurt out things like "you're smoking crack", its common for many people that are not as intelligent when it comes to conversation and discussion

UNCStriker88
UNCStriker88

@DrizztDark so why buy a PS4??? no good games, no cool features, no real appeal there, why do you think they have indies listed as launch titles...seriously?  and a ps vita/gameboy device, unless you are a child or just don't have a life then you probly don't have time to "take your games everywhere you go".  so eventually....Sony might live up to the hype, not anytime soon, that's for sure

arqe
arqe

@HapiJoel @Blazen702 If Gaikai becomes avaliable you mean ? Which is not will be until late / mid 2014 and they dont even know if it will be ever avaliable in EU or Asia.

Shuhei Yoshida stated:

"Gaikai will enable PS4 games to be played remotely on the PlayStation Vita.He also revealed that Sony and Gaikai are working closely together to reduce the latency problems that might plague the idea of Remote Play."

vscott453
vscott453

@LS-Chaos You bet a funky monkey i will complain if i buy something that doesn't do what it says. Is everyone on this #Dealwithit drug?

DrizztDark
DrizztDark

Thanks for the laughs man lunch is over.. Till I make you cry next time peace brother

DrizztDark
DrizztDark

See this comment proves how mad you actually are man... Your still talking about this shit lol

DrizztDark
DrizztDark

Awwww come on fatty... Is that the best you got now for a comeback? Keep it going bro, only have 10 more mins of lunch break to laugh at ya.... Can tell your fatty by how serious your taking this whole conversation

UNCStriker88
UNCStriker88

@DrizztDark If I had parents that would buy me both consoles too then I would be pissed that Sony is promoting features utilizing the PS eye that isn't included and now they are announcing more "features" that won't even be released until...?

DrizztDark
DrizztDark

Lol your the one that's butthurt and you just got told whats up hahahhaha nice attempt to turn the rage fatty hahahhaha

UNCStriker88
UNCStriker88

@DrizztDark Aw I didn't mean to hurt your feelings and make you feel stupid, do you want a hug?

DrizztDark
DrizztDark

Man... the smoking crack comment was just a joking statement meaning your opinion is wack in my opinion... It is pretty entertaining to see how damn mad your actually getting over it thought.

DrizztDark
DrizztDark

Hulk smash lol??? Did you even read my comment? I said people aren't buying the ps4 based on the ps vita tv stream fatty... 2nd thing I'm a first and far most a Xbox fan first ps 2nd brother.. I have the Xbox one preordered along with ryse and watchdogs.. Also have a ps4 preordered along with the new killzone. I'm a fan of both so calm your nerd rage scrub nub

arqe
arqe

@HapiJoel @arqe @Blazen702 I really like what Sony announced few other features that MS didnt had but now its all "cancelled" or "they dont know when to make it avaliable" so if im to go with 1 console at launch i'll be xbox one. then ps4 later.

vscott453
vscott453

i deleted the last. Its not overreacting when you want to be cautious. I am just saying with that amount of money I could have got me something else I could actually use. That's all. No over reacting.

LS-Chaos
LS-Chaos

I didn't tell you not too, just that you might be overreacting.

With the Vita, it seems like it'll be taking off this generation, seems Sony is making it more viable in coherence with the PS4. I think if it wasn't obvious by now, Sony just doesn't do to well right away, but from what I've seen they deliver. PS3 wasn't great at first but now (in my opinion) it's easily the best of the three choices. Like you said, it's about the games and Sony with the PSP and with the PS3 has shown it can bring the games. Of course I hope they can move a little quicker with the PS4, waiting on that Naughty Dog!

I own both the Vita and the 3DS, Vita is more impressive certainly but the 3DS has so many great games!! With 2 more coming this fall, Pokemon X/Y and A Link Between Worlds!! I think it's pretty clear who has won the handheld console war already, 3DS is worth it, even more now than ever, it had a slow start too, though I would advise the XL.

vscott453
vscott453

@Ravenlore_basic @vscott453 Regardless of the crap you just linked to prove yourself, where is your facts on ps vita having remote play working now? This system been out for a long time. And it was promised then? Where is your links. Again i have a vita that is useless just like your post.

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

@vscott453  .. WOW... you have NO CLUE!!!  Remote play is still part of PSV as Sony announced. You can stream games Like Wii U to the PSV.  This has not changed at all!!

What you are complaining about is what someone asked  If PS4 games could be streamed anywhere using Gaikai.  The responding tweet was its possible. Not only that but when mentioned about the PSV Sony said that it would happen LATER after the PS4 and PS3.

"The cloud gaming services will provide gamers on the PS4 and PS3 systems, followed by gamers on the PS Vita system, with immediate access to a catalog of critically acclaimed PS3 titles,"
"These games will be streamed using Gaikai’s proprietary network technology to deliver amazing gameplay that is fast and responsive." http://www.psvitahub.com/2013/06/ps-vita-will-support-gaikai-cloud.html

SO you are just misinformed again

In response to an inquiry about the possibility of Remote Play working ‘outside the home,’ Yoshida tweeted“depends on your internet connection.” While it’s not a very detailed statement, Yoshida’s response opens up a lot of possibilities and leaves us with a few more questions.http://gengame.net/2013/06/sony-confirms-ps4-vita-remote-play-will-utilize-the-internet/



vscott453
vscott453

@arqe I have been moving my whole collection since the beginning of this year. 30 years old and just now awe inspired by what the pc world has when it comes to gaming. Now I don't even feel right loading up my xbox playstation or wii if its not for netflix because my kids are borrowing one or the other. Pc gaming is where my heart is. But I will say i do love exclusives. Even if it is only one exclusive that is damn good, I will find a way to get it and play it.


I will be getting a new pc soon. In which i will be on tomshardware to find out what's best for this coming gen, and buying it within a month. After that I will get my kids what they want. Then i will work on getting my own consoles. Xbox first. Ps is a wait and see.

arqe
arqe

Im a PC person actually. But when it comes to games i did go both with PS and Xbox family.

The thing is Xbox satisfied me more than Ps. I dont plan on buying new console because i got a High End pc that will run games at max till 2016 - 2017 at least.

But if im the choose one of the consoles i'll probably go with Xbox One at launch. And i dont worship Microsoft yet i hate Sony thats a fact. But i dont hate PS itself. It just doesnt feel right with their gamepad. Their OS , UI , Dashboard etc. I just like Xbox features more because it gives more than a simple gaming console. 

And the reason i hate Sony is because of its Blind Follower Cult. Most of them are ignorant or blind enough to ignore the truth.

vscott453
vscott453

@arqe @vscott453 At least you get it. I should have learned at the ps3 launch and about a year later. But now I know. There is a thing to like something you are a fan of. I don't dislike any gamer. I love games and totally against this console war crap. So if you think i am siding with microsoft and crapping on sony you are dead wrong. I side with games. 

 But I won't let companies take advantage of me. It's just like getting your car fixed. I don't care who does it. Just don't bullshit me, then I have to end up paying more just to get what I need done.

arqe
arqe

After Ps3 fiasco all should be careful when they go with Sony at launch.

Also Ps3 didnt even have to be the reason. All the things Sony did announced. They almost "BackPedal" at everything or they locked it for a "Region" for some reason.

Its like ;

GREAT NEWS EVERYBODY , we got this , this and also this.

But 1st one for you.

2nd one is for the other guy in the back.

And 3rd was is just cancelled.

FU ALL.

And dont compare this Sony "BACK PEDAL"  with Microsofts 180.

At Microsoft's case People didnt wanted those and they changed.

But when you look at Sony , they just announce a thing. After 1-2 days "It's not coming. :trollface:"

vscott453
vscott453

@arqe @WolfGrey @vscott453 Regardless of the excuses that were made. It doesn't exist. I have a useless machine now. I guess you can say I learned a hard lesson. And that is the whole point of what I original said. I will be cautious and won't believe crap until i see it from sony. With that money I could have got me a 3ds or even a nexus 7 tablet.

arqe
arqe

@WolfGrey @vscott453 I thoughy Sony said "Devs Have to Adjust Their Controllers for PS Vita"

Devs are free to join thats it. Sony said it will stream Ps4 games to Vita. Devs didnt asked for it.

Sony said we got this feature if you want be on board you have to make your games according to it. 

vscott453
vscott453

You seem to not grasp the concept of idea being brought. A reason for people's purchases being justified. I don't just buy stuff for the hell of it. I work hard. I EARNED it. I did my thoughts and weighed my decisions. I decided to get products not because of what they can or, in this case, can't do. I buy them if it works for me. Not to be shitted on later when it not longer exist because of business decisions that didn't affect me. Now I am left with a device(s) that has no purpose for me. You really trying to state why I should actually "look at the bright side". No man. And you a damn fool for even asking. Yes you weren't saying it directly. But this is how you rubbing off.

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

@vscott453 @WolfGrey  

Oh i am sorry i was telling the truth mate and you don't like it.

Sony did not make the decisions on what games could be remote played, besides their own in house IPs , that is decided by a game by game basis. So yes it is decided by Devs no matter what the process is. No the Devs do not run the program but its still decided by them if their games support it. You seem to forget the red tape in the business world.

This time Sony is enforcing it, which means that most games will support the feature for the ps4.

Like it or not, its fact.

Deal with it.

Anyway you seem to have little business sense so its not worth it.

That and i would like to go play Warframe and earn my next weapon. 

So take it easy. 

Remember all companies do what they can for money, Sony isn't special, and plenty of companies break promises.

Take a look at MS, shining example there. 

EA too, Ubisoft, Bioware, and so on.

I am a PC gamer first and foremost, i just enjoy consoles for the unique IPs.

vscott453
vscott453

@WolfGrey @vscott453 That is a load of bull. It does not have to be decided by devs. Its networking. An infrastructure that does not have to be ran by the dev team or the publisher.


You can try and sound fancy all you like. The only thing I am getting out of it is you ok with it. And thats fine. But please don't justify why you think I should change my mind about what they do. It won't work.

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

@vscott453 @WolfGrey  

Keep in mind remote play is decided by devs not Sony, though they are enforcing it this time around. So ya be more informed there.

If you are referring to other Os, it was removed for very obvious reasons. The hacks, piracy, and other issues caused by it far outweighed the pros.

As for BC removed , that was to cut costs in order to make the system more affordable. It seems a lot of people don't get how much that cost to put in each system.

Business is Business. MS does the same shit. So does many other companies.

It's nothing new.

vscott453
vscott453

@WolfGrey @vscott453 The problem is not about what they say. It is about what they deliver. Again they promise this and that. And they take it away. There is no argument to that. It has been done. And you can sit blindfolded if you'd like. But after the vita and its supposed remote play that should already exist. Enough is enough.

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

@vscott453 @WolfGrey  

Well atm they aren't making any BS decisions, and having been doing pretty well. They also have been pretty up front.

We just also get twisted articles here. A quick look up of the real info usually clarifies.

 

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

@vscott453   @WolfGrey 

However this can be imported and used with ease, while also being sold there.

It will quickly gauge the market and  then be released elsewhere.

vscott453
vscott453

@WolfGrey I didn't mean outside of their playstation division, but i guess i didn't clarify.

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

@vscott453 @WolfGrey  

Well aware...their TV divisions and phone divisions are doing god awful. It's almost funny how bad they are doing.

I don't see any sensical decisions in either.